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19/06/24

We look forward to seeing you at one of our open events for prospective Year 7 students pic.twitter.com/C3ytaEQR78

19/06/24

We look forward to seeing you at one of our open events for prospective Year 7 students pic.twitter.com/qMlt8j8Wws

19/06/24

Congratulations to our Year 9 Kings Scholars pic.twitter.com/JKB7oalIeG

10/06/24

Congratulations to Mr Tate who was nominated to attend the Royal Garden Party by the Jamaican High Commission in recognition of his work in education both in Jamaica and the UK pic.twitter.com/moTbEsd57Q

04/06/24

Year 10 artists took part in a clay workshop with local artist Tabitha Weddell, where they created ceramic pieces to expand their portfolios. pic.twitter.com/RtwQDQpopH

20/05/24

Calling all secondary schools! Get your Year 7 and 8 excited about reading for pleasure. With a list of 16 fantastic titles to choose from, every student will find something they love whatever their interest or ability. 📚Discover the book selection:

18/05/24

Great start to our annual Governor Conference, choir. pic.twitter.com/cy8D0hgYEX

16/05/24

Year 8 Kings Scholars at their subject teaser sessions where they supercharge their learning through metacognition and also learnt about the various branches of subjects pic.twitter.com/ulOAdJPU5x

15/05/24

Need help to study at university in your choice of courses? Apply before 31 May 2024 for a Southwark Scholarship https://t.co/1N4YRbzwSU pic.twitter.com/e4LjEQ1zfx

15/05/24

We’re super excited to announce our full programme of summer courses for 2024 😎From directing to musical theatre and stage combat , head on over to our website to see what’s on 👉 https://t.co/1hXt6NhjLw pic.twitter.com/366LKorsJj

13/05/24

More fantastic drawing competition entries pic.twitter.com/EhlUHmkvU5

13/05/24

After visiting Year 7 students took part in a drawing competition. pic.twitter.com/oIWR3leo9D

13/05/24

Thinking about going to university but worried about the tuition fees? The Southwark Scholarship Scheme has helped over 130 young people to pursue their chosen university course. Applications are now open - apply before 31 May 2024 https://t.co/xqt5EhGU0O pic.twitter.com/SYQo9TLklS

12/05/24

LAST CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD_Today is the last day to make your voice heard in our Youth Insight Survey! 📆Are you aged between 13-25?📌Do you live in the UK?Regardless of your social action or political experience, we want to hear from you! https://t.co/UCr5chjzy3 pic.twitter.com/CEQ4JBEK5G

09/05/24

The Year 9 team went all the way and won the Cup beating Harris Crystal Palace 77-55 after a strong performance from everyone. pic.twitter.com/NTzrQHk0Qz

08/05/24

This Saturday we pay final respects to our Richard Taylor OBE with a service to commemorate his life & legacy at We are grateful to Reverend and are humbled that & voices will fill the cathedral with love pic.twitter.com/q3PMWRfVme

08/05/24

Have you got an idea for 2024? Grant applications are now open - apply by 7 June for funding to support community celebrations in Southwark this October https://t.co/14fijcSLMa pic.twitter.com/TUzbU47ggL

02/05/24

Year 10 football team educational and inspirational visit to training ground. They experienced a tour plus watched an under 21s training session which allowed them to see the requirements needed at that level. This was followed by a Q&A session. pic.twitter.com/kjaMsPRq7m

24/04/24

HAP students loved being able to perform at the iconic Camden Roundhouse yesterday … not only the opportunity to perform but to be able to do so with students from so many other schools. Thank you !! pic.twitter.com/SAA94io7VC

15/04/24

We're excited to welcome you to visit one of our outstanding placement schools on Saturday, 20th April 10-2pm. If you're interested in , come & meet our super team, in ! Register:https://t.co/QBSJrENMe4… pic.twitter.com/o8gSrWHPZE

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Posted on March 24th 2015

National Science Week

National Science Week is designed to engage and inspire people of all ages with Science, Engineering and Technology.  At Harris Academy Peckham we had organised a vast array of activities so we extended Science Week over a 3 week period.  The activities on offer for our students were:

7 metre diameter Star Dome Planetarium – where students could learn about our solar system if they were KS3 or the life history of a star if they were KS4+5 (quotes from students below).

  • “It was a very interesting experience and it inspired me to look further into stars” – Levi Year 10
  •  “The planetarium was amazing! It was superb how it was set up in our main hall.  Once we were inside, it looked fantastic.  It not only look good it was extremely educational” – Otis Year 10
  •  “The planetarium was great, it was fun and intriguing to learn the life history of a star.  It was a way to twist learning interactive and fun.  We should do it more often” – Arif Year 10
  • “The star dome was extremely fascinating.  A 3D experience of our solar system viewed in many perspectives which I’d never seen before.  From the Arizona asteroid to the formation of the Sun.  A must see” – Sahed Year 10
  • “The dome was very interesting and helped me learn so much about our solar system.  It answered so many unanswered questions I had” – Tobi Year 12
  • “A new experience, something fun and educational likewise” – Anoir Year 12
  • “It was very Educational, I didn’t know the rings of Saturn were made from tiny particles of ice” - Roqeebat Year 8
  • “I attend Astronomy club every week.  I found the presentation very interesting and helped me put everything into perspective” - Cameron Year 9
  • “It was brilliant, I was really excited to be going into the planetarium dome. It was very realistic, like I was in space” - Dircia Year 8
  • “Fantastic and Realistic” - Peter  Year 9
  • “I didn’t know what to expect before I went into the Dome, it was breath taking” - Jaydon Year 9


Animal show – where students got to learn about adaptations of a fantastic selection of snakes (one is about 5 meters long), 2 different lizards, a pair of meerkats and a tarantula.

  • “It was a great experience for me.  I really enjoyed it and especially touching the Meerkat.  It was amazing ” – Moshin Year 9
  • “I thought the whole experience was phenomenal.  I especially liked touching the huge snake. ” – Marvellous Year 9
  • “I really enjoyed the session. It would be nice if we could do something like that again ” – Kim Year 9
  • “I strongly think that the animal experience is indeed a great experience as we got to learn about how animals were adapted to live.  The best bits was the touching of the animals.  It was beautiful, wonderful and a great educational experience.  Thank you very much. ” – Joseph Year 9
  • “This experience was amazing.  I liked everything, but I especially liked the snakes. ” – Kevin Year 9
  • “I really liked learning about the animals.  Thank you for letting us have this moment.  The best part was touching the animals.  ” – Deborah Year 9


KS3 Science Challenge – 4 after school sessions were run where KS3 students were given a variety of experiments and challenges they had to try and accomplish; such as who could make a spaghetti tower, balancing nail and bath bombs . 

Famous British Discoveries – KS3 students learnt about historic and recent inventions that effect their lives today 

CSI lessons – KS3 classes were given a crime scene investigation of a murder scene.  Students had to collect 5 different pieces of evidence to eliminate suspects.

Tutor group quiz – general knowledge science questions

Science Trail – KS3 treasure hunt around the school where the questions were all science related.